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Viola ‘Sorbet Icy Blue’ (Horned Violet)

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Free-flowering and heat tolerant, Viola ‘Sorbet Icy Blue’ (Horned Violet) is a compact, semi-evergreen perennial prized for its abundance of small, pale porcelain-blue flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), adorned with sky-blue centers and a tiny yellow eye. Flowering is so prolific that it obscures the foliage when the plant is in full bloom. Being small, the flowers hold up to rainy winter weather much better than large pansies. Produced from early spring to late fall, the blossoms arise from a low, bushy mound of crinkled, rounded, green leaves, which spreads to form an elegant ground cover. Adding cheerfulness to the landscape, this hardy pansy is excellent for massing, edging, rock gardens and in mixed containers. Its flowers are edible and wonderful in festive salads or to garnish platters and plates.

  • Easily growing up to 6-8 in. tall and wide (15-20 cm). This plant tends to be biennial, putting on vegetative growth the first year, blooming the second before it dies. However, this plant self-seeds readily and may remain in the garden (although the seedlings may not come true to type).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, it is best grown in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates full sun in cool climate areas. Add mulch to keep the soil cool and moist.
  • This plant is highly versatile and can be used in beds, borders, edging, cottage gardens, rock gardens, woodland gardens, containers or as a ground cover.
  • Watch for slugs, snails, glasshouse red spider mite, violet gall midge, pansy leaf spot and powdery mildews. This plant is deer resistant.
  • Trim back in early summer to promote new growth.
  • Propagate by seed sown in late winter or early spring.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Violaceae
Genus Viola
Common names Pansy, Violet
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spread 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Viola palustris (Marsh Violet)
Viola sempervirens (Evergreen Violet)
Viola pedatifida (Prairie Violet)
Viola glabella (Pioneer Violet)
Viola rotundifolia (Round-Leaved Violet)
Viola cucullata (Marsh Blue Violet)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Violaceae
Genus Viola
Common names Pansy, Violet
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spread 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Spacing 6" (15cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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